Pola, Province of Oriental Mindoro

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
Barangay count23
Postal code5206
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindoro
Area (2007)159.34 km2 (61.52 sq mi)
Population (2015)34,701
Density (2015)218 / km2 (564 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 9' North, 121° 26' East (13.1435, 121.4416)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.4 meters (11.3 feet)

Pola is a coastal municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro.

The municipality has a land area of 159.34 square kilometers or 61.52 square miles which constitutes 3.76% of Oriental Mindoro's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 34,701. This represented 4.11% of the total population of Oriental Mindoro province, or 1.17% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 218 inhabitants per square kilometer or 564 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pola has 23 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Bacawan4.20%1,4581,3398.89%1.63%
Bacungan1.63%5675463.85%0.72%
Batuhan8.19%2,8422,6049.14%1.68%
Bayanan5.24%1,8201,6728.85%1.63%
Biga3.40%1,1791,1026.99%1.29%
Buhay na Tubig3.48%1,2071,1425.69%1.06%
Calima5.75%1,9941,8806.06%1.13%
Calubasanhon4.09%1,4201,4031.21%0.23%
Campamento1.72%5975802.93%0.55%
Casiligan5.41%1,8781,7904.92%0.92%
Malibago3.45%1,1961,1494.09%0.77%
Maluanluan9.56%3,3163,1515.24%0.98%
Matulatula11.30%3,9213,6637.04%1.30%
Misong3.05%1,0591,062-0.28%-0.05%
Pahilahan5.92%2,0531,67722.42%3.93%
Panikihan4.51%1,5651,5471.16%0.22%
Pula5.13%1,7801,7024.58%0.86%
Puting Cacao2.33%809881-8.17%-1.61%
Tagbakin4.23%1,4691,4610.55%0.10%
Tagumpay2.12%736791-6.95%-1.36%
Tiguihan2.32%8047576.21%1.15%
Zone I1.25%433454-4.63%-0.90%
Zone II1.72%598631-5.23%-1.02%
Pola Total34,70132,9845.21%0.97%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pola for the fiscal year of 2016 was 92,583,069.12.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009105,713,089.08
201056,045,921.57-46.98%
201161,312,031.449.40%
201259,605,745.79-2.78%
201365,565,962.8910.00%
201473,753,855.4912.49%
201583,567,108.8213.31%
201692,583,069.1210.79%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Pola is 5 to 9, with 4,008 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 300 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1662
1 to 43,113
5 to 94,008
10 to 143,864
15 to 193,451
20 to 242,825
25 to 292,383
30 to 342,336
35 to 392,236
40 to 441,940
45 to 491,839
50 to 541,681
55 to 591,467
60 to 641,060
65 to 69735
70 to 74445
75 to 79356
80 and over300
Total34,701

Historical population

The population of Pola grew from 21,884 in 1960 to 34,701 in 2015, an increase of 12,817 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.97%, or an increase of 1,717 people, from the previous population of 32,984 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,884
18,789-1.48%
19,0720.30%
23,1883.98%
26,8331.47%
29,1561.57%
31,9381.97%
32,6350.30%
32,9840.39%
34,7010.97%

Location

The municipal center of Pola is situated at approximately 13° 9' North, 121° 26' East, in the island of Mindoro. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.4 meters or 11.3 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Pola are Calapan, Batangas City, Lucena, Lipa, Tayabas, and San Pablo. The nearest municipalities are Socorro, Pinamalayan, Victoria, Gloria, Naujan, and Bansud. Its distance from the national capital is 167.70 kilometers (104.21 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 167.70 kilometers (104.21 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N17°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 34,701, ranked 755 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 61.52 square kilometers, ranked 671 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 218 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 869 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.97%, ranked 1,464 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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